One thing that The Wordy Shipmates does suggest to the reader is how one must not take things for face value. Vowell proves to the reader that the mindset of the first leaders of the colonies had questioning morals. Therefore, as the leaders of today look upon them with pride as they were the ones who are the fundamental base of our nation, one is able to see where the influence of these New England Puritans also created multiple flaws within the systems as the years go by. Thus, one of the most valuable lessons can be learned from this informative novel; the importance of seeing through both sides of the spectrum before coming to any sudden
Ayn Rand, in her book, Anthem, chose to argue the most intense version of collectivism against the most extreme form of individualism. While her actions seem bold, her writing style fits this story very well. The setup of her novel was difficult to understand, however it portrayed the main character’s feelings and actions well. It helped the reader understand the main character’s frustration with collectivism. It The main character of Anthem makes many daring decisions throughout the novel.
Panttaja’s explicit reason for writing this article seems to be that she is trying to inform the readers on the differences between our societies view on Cinderella and how the Cinderella of the original story acts. However, Panttaja’s implicit reason is a bit more subjective. She is trying to persuade readers that Cinderella is morally compromised. The reason why this implicit message is not as prominent as the explicit message is because Panttaja uses excerpts from the book to tie into her argument. This created a good, professional discipline throughout the paper that made the whole argument very believable.
Another conclusion readers can draw from Thomas Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor: a Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Line, is in his chapter “More than It’s Gonna Hurt You”. Although, Foster doesn’t use any new vocabulary he does introduce a new idea about the importance and depth in violence. As well as the fact that violence always has a deeper meaning than just a brutal encounter. “Violence is one of the most personal and even intimate acts between human beings, but it can also be cultural or societal in its implications” (Foster 88). In summary the use of death can be protective or even an act for love as twisted as it sounds.
This novel is definitely a more challenging read than To Kill A Mockingbird as it requires lots of analyzation to fully understand the text. I definitely would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed the story of To Kill a Mockingbird. Although they are two completely different stories, they share themes of conscience and principles and doing what is right despite the opinions of
Realizing is to understand, while denying is to contradict. We as people understand that there is more to any relationship than the just the surface. The Great Gatsby, a mysterious but intense novel, is based off of the ideas of denying but realizing, leaving the story intriguing to readers. Not only does one of the most important characters in this novel, Daisy Buchanan, realize what is going on in her reality but she also chooses to deny it. In this case, her convenience is more important than the truth.
The otherwise vague distinction between Walter Cunningham and Burris Ewell in To Kill a- Mockingbird becomes increasingly more transparent overtime as the reader begins to “read between the lines” and comprehend the actions and descriptions of both characters. Harper Lee’s way of contrasting the difference between both characters (Walter and Burris) is initially vague because the reader would usually tend to “clamp” on the fact that both are poor and relatively uneducated, though to different extents. However, the idea of this essay is to prove the alternative notion by which both characters, although similar at first glance, are entirely different through their own psychological behaviors, history, and what the foundation of their own habitual actions are (e.g. farm life, a contentious father, etc.) Concepts of medical research will be implemented to provide a source of documentation and resourcefulness to further emphasize the contrast
Some of the most noticeable effects are the connection they make between sin and women, and the parallels that are created between the bringing of life into the world contrasted with the bringing of death. In Book two the readers are introduced to Sin and Death. The characters Death, Sin, and Satan are in a complicated situation. Reminiscent of another epic poem, Sin has found herself having intercourse with her father and become pregnant. Sin uses the word “pregnant” when speaking of being with Satan’s child: ...Pensive here I sat Alone, but long I sat not, till my womb Pregnant by thee, and now excessive grown Prodigious motion felt and rueful throes (Milton 776-79).
While it has been suggested that the song is at least semi-autobiographical, describing Lou Reed’s own experiences with electroshock therapy, much of the song’s lyrical content falls outside of that specific experience, and as a result, a queer reading of “Godiva” paints a picture of a triumphant coming out of the closet, followed by a lobotomy, symbolizing the rejection and rebuke that was the reality for so many LGBT people during this time period, which leaves the audience with an uncomfortable yet ultimately admirable art rock
Civic and personal duty can be extremely similar or different. I believe that these two responsibilities should be on a scale, this scale can tilt towards either side depending on the problem. To me, personal duty is more important than civic because only you can know what is right and what is right can vary for everyone. For instance, in the book I am Malala, Malala has to decide whether to go against the normal in her country and stand up what she believes in (her personal duty) or, continue being mistreated and follow the strict rules that society has oppressed on her (civic responsibility). She believes that her personal beliefs were more reasonable and justifiable than her civic duty and stands up for her and the rest of her society’s
The literary criticism I chose for the Heart of Darkness focuses on how is “easier to give good advice than to take it.” This criticism was written by Theodore Dalrymple, who is a doctor and provided an example of how he would prescribed his patients an act that they should do to improve their life and they would nod and say they would. At first, one believes they would take measures, but they would not. This he related to this book by demonstrating that is difficult to change individuals but it more difficult to change nations and even more cultures. Darkness (and light) is the main motif and he tells, not directly, that the characters are stuck in the darkness. In their setting and how hard it will be to change the minds of individuals
We, the reader are able to understand the entire novel. After reading the novel, we can distinguish the character’s standard or so. For instance, there is a lot of grammatical error in Myrtle’s play because she is not an Ivy League graduate, but she pretends to be like people from East Egg. His writing styles are appealing (appeals the emotions), emotional more than logical (they make decision with full of emotions which might not be a good idea esp. when Wilson killed Gatsby), intellectual (Ivy League graduates and their way to handle the situation esp.
With a topic as polarizing as the United States’ policies on immigration and open borders, a writer would need to make consistently strong and accurate points in order to convince people to side with them in the situation. This is especially true in the case of an argument that is pro-immigration as many people consider pro-immigration arguers to be biased liberals, much like how many consider anti-immigration arguers to be biased conservatives.With this being said, Eliane does a decent job of making a logical plan for the United States to follow and refuting her original point, she should have made a more effective and less frequent usage of quoting, as well as avoiding the ad hominem fallacy usage. Eliane’s most effective paragraph, argumentatively,